Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> let's jump right in and bring in our friday morning political power panel. we have jackie kucinich political reporter for "usa today", democratic strategist blake zeb and msnbc contributor robert trainum. great to have you all here. we just heard from congressman king earlier today saying the general was asked right off the top whether the affair had an impact on his testimony. he said no. they moved on. but are all indications then that the affair is now a side note and lawmakers are truly focused on what took place in benghazi and the intelligence they have now? >> this very minute, yeah. i think that's the case. will that remain the focus? i don't know. because there's a lot of questions still out there about petraeus and his relationship with his biographer as well as joe kelly in tampa. and general allen. i mean, there are a lot of moving parts here.
Nov 16, 2012 12:00am PST
classified and it is still part of the ongoing fbi investigation. but i think that is the feeling within the intelligence community that at least if they can get the public to see part of this, too, they are going to understand just how sort of chaotic and difficult it was to figure out very quickly certainly within 24 hours what exactly had happened. so they were, you know, their initial information on this according to sources of mine was coming in from people who were on the ground, who were interviewed right away, some media accounts, all of those different threads coming together as barbara mentioned. but the video really apparently isn't of great quality. some hits in it, a very grainy image, so it's difficult to say exactly what they can tell from it. >> it will be riveting tomorrow when general petraeus gives his evidence. he was the boss of the cia when this all kicked off and although he's been embroiled in this scandal, many will say what he says tomorrow and the outcome of this inquiry is going to be a lot more important than what he did in a bedroom. so thank you both very m
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
on our u.s. consulate in libya, lawmakers are finally briefed by intelligence, state and fbi officials. >>> call it president obama's bad medicine. my 2025 research shows the u.s. will have a full-blown doctor shortage because of obama care. >>> first up, with 46 days until the country's economy plummets off the tax and fiscal cliff, new signs tonight that democrats are digging in when it comes to raising taxes on the rich. take a listen to a letter president obama read in his first second-term press conference yesterday. >> it came from a man in tennessee who began by writing that he didn't vote for me. which is okay. but what he said was, even though he didn't give me his vote, he's giving me his support to move this country forward. and he said the same to his republican representatives in washington. he said that he'll back each of us, regardless of party, as long as we work together to make life better for all of us. and he made it clear that if we don't make enough progress, he'll be back in touch. >> so here now from nashville is steve wise. he's the author of that letter and he
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
, saying the justice department did not tell the white house about the fbi's investigation because it was determined that national security was never at risk. >>> today, president obama got a first-hand look at parts of new york city devastated by super storm sandy. he met with local officials and residents struggling to get their lives and homes back together. the president vowed federal agencies will be involved in the rebuilding effort. >>> the fda is investigating the dietary supplement five hour energy after receiving reports of 13 deaths by consumers who may have used it. this does not mean the supplement played any role. however, the agency says three deaths may have preliminary link. five hour energy contains caffeine and other ingredients. >> thanks very much. >>> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helpin